Wednesday, August 31, 2011

JYJ appointed as UNAIDS ambassador


MANILA, Philippines - In the fight against HIV/AIDS, the United Nations has turned to K-pop boy band JYJ to bring awareness to the dreaded disease in the Asia-Pacific region, which has an estimated 4.9 million people afflicted with HIV including in the Philippines.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Pacman, Marquez ready for press tour


MANILA, Philippines - The stage is set for the Manny Pacquiao-Juan Manuel Marquez press tour, and chief promoter Bob Arum said a couple of days ago he can already feel the excitement.

'Mina' death toll hits 17; damage placed at P956 M


MANILA, Philippines - Typhooon “Mina” weakened into a storm yesterday as it moved away from the Philippine area of responsibility, but not after leaving 17 persons dead, with eight others missing and 21 injured, reports from the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said.

Email is 29 years old today


Email (electronic mail), one of the staples of the Internet age, marked its 29th birthday on August 30, 2011, with its inventor looking forward to its continued growth.

Muslims end Ramadan with morning prayer, celebration


Filipino Muslims ended the holy Islamic month of Ramadan on a festive note Tuesday, gathering in mosques and parks to spend the Eid’l Fitr with their families.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Beauty queen Shamcey Supsup leads in Miss Universe online tally


MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines representative to the 2011 Miss Universe pageant Shamcey Supsup has taken the lead in the pageant's online fan voting system by cornering 25.8% of the total number of votes (or some 1,578 votes, according to

Kris, Diether at Salcedo market


MANILA, Philippines — The gloomy weather brought about by incessant drizzle courtesy of typhoon “Mina’’ makes it relatively difficult to do the usual chore of shopping for food at the open weekend Salcedo market.

Typhoon Mina forces postponement of US carrier's Manila visit


Bad weather conditions brought about by Typhoon Mina (Nanmadol) forced the postponement of the Manila visit of the US Navy's nuclear-powered supercarrier USS John C. Stennis.

Annabelle Rama, sakay ng PAL plane na nag-emergency landing sa LAX


Kabilang ang actress-talent manager na si Annabelle Rama sa mahigit 400 pasahero ng Philippine Airlines (PAL) Boeing 747 "jumbo" plane na nag-emergency landing sa Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) nitong Sabado ng umaga (Manila time).

Friday, August 26, 2011

Protesters clash with police near Batasan


Protesters opposed to planned budget cuts on public hospitals and state colleges and universities (SCUs) clashed with police near the Batasang Pambansa compound in Quezon City on Thursday afternoon.

Gabby Concepcion hands off on daughter's romance with Piolo Pacual


MANILA, Philippines - Former matinee idol Gabby Concepcion is keeping a safe distance from his daughter KC Concepcion’s rumored spat with boyfriend Piolo Pascual.

Sophisticated Fashion Returns for Fall


MANILA, Philippines -- The enduring legacy of the late Yves Saint Laurent, who would have turned 75 at the beginning of this month, looms large over fall’s fashion landscape.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Carla Abellana, nagpakumbaba, nag-sorry sa veteran showbiz writer


Nauwi sa komprontasyon ang press conference ng movie na My Neighbor’s Wife, nang sitahin ng isang showbiz writer ang Kapuso star na si Carla Abellana. Sa huli, humingi ng paumanhin ang aktres sa beteranong manunulat.

PAGASA: 3 provinces under Signal 1 as Storm Mina nears Luzon


At least three areas in Northeastern Luzon were placed under Storm Signal No. 1 as Tropical Storm Mina (Nanmadol) inched closer near Luzon, state weather forecasters said Thursday.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

JC conquers two sexy countdowns


MANILA, Philippines — JC (Juan Carlo) de Vera secured slots in two magazine surveys that catalogued the “most beautiful” and “hottest” men in showbiz.

MMDA implements 'no-bribery' policy


MANILA, Philippines -- The Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said Sunday that it will also implement the “no-bribery” policy for the traffic enforcers.

Feast day


MANILA, Philippines -- Catholics celebrate Monday the feast of the Queenship of Mary, a corollary of the Marian Dogma of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, which was observed last Aug. 15. Eucharistic celebrations, novenas, processions, and special prayers will be held in several Catholic churches and Marian shrines across the country Monday.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Dengue cases in NCR double; nationwide figure declines


The number of dengue cases in Metro Manila doubled from January to the first week of August this year to 10,487 cases even though the number of cases nationwide during the same period has significantly declined.

World Youth Day unites Pinoys living abroad

The World Youth Day (WYD) in Spain has become a venue for Filipinos living abroad to meet their "kababayan," the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) said.

Pope: Resist temptation


MADRID (AP) – Pope Benedict XVI urged the crowd flying flags from around the world to root their lives in Christ and resist the temptation to follow secular trends, such as euthanasia (mercy-killing) and abortion, saying they lead to nothing since they don’t lead to God.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Paris leaves Manila, wears 'Pacman'


MANILA, Philippines – Hotel heiress Paris Hilton is “sad to leave” Manila as she herself puts it Thursday night.

Public smoking ban stays – MMDA


MANILA, Philippines — The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) warned Thursday that its campaign to arrest and fine smokers in public places continues while a legal technicality remains unresolved in the local court that issued a temporary restraining order (TRO) on the MMDA campaign.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

What's GMA's real medical condition?


MANILA, Philippines — Malacañang Monday advised Raul Lambino, lawyer of former President and now Pampanga 2nd District Rep. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, to let her doctors tell the real score about her medical condition after giving a misdiagnosis of his client.

Kim Chiu faces acid test


Just a thought: When we look back and wonder how we ever made it through. We realize it’s not because we’ve been clever, but because God has been wise.

Paris Hilton in town


MANILA, Philippines — Socialite and hotel heiress Paris Hilton got a taste of the famed Filipino hospitality as hundreds of fans and plain curious onlookers gave her a warm reception late Sunday night at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Exorcist leads reparation rite outside CCP


An exorcist led a ritual to ask for God’s forgiveness outside the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) where the controversial "Kulo" exhibit was held.

Kim's lessons on family, love

MANILA, Philippines – At 21 years old, Kapamilya actress Kim Chiu already has her own share of heartaches.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Paris Hilton to visit Megamall


MANILA, Philippines — Filipinos will get a chance to get close to Paris Hilton when she opens her signature shop in a mall in Mandaluyong City on Thursday, August 18, 2011.

Pacquiao starts grind next month


MANILA, Philippines — Freddie Roach said everything is in place for the start of Manny Pacquiao’s eight-week training camp for the rubber match with Juan Manuel Marquez on Nov. 12 in Las Vegas: Three weeks in the Philippines and five weeks in Los Angeles.

Unfortunate incidents


MANILA, Philippines – Rocking the realm of showbiz and stealing the limelight from the newsmakers lately were separate unfortunate incidents involving beauty queen Karla Henry and actor Joseph Bitangcol.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Dennis Trillo on his 'sexy' scenes in My Neighbor's Wife

Isang sexy heavy drama ang pinakabagong pelikula ng Regal Films, ang My Neighbor's Wife, na pagbibidahan nina Dennis Trillo, Lovi Poe, Jake Cuenca at Carla Abellana.

Magnitude-6 quake hits extreme north Luzon


A magnitude-6.0 quake rocked extreme northern Luzon before noon Thursday and was felt as far as the Ilocos region, state seismologists said.

Charice wraps up album in Japan, holds Manila concert next

MANILA, Philippines -- After her stint at the recent Teen Choice Awards, Charice is off to Japan to finish and promote her upcoming album.

Kim plans to pursue college next year, admits having suitors


MANILA, Philippines- After finishing high school last March, Kim Chiu has finally decided to pursue college.

Younger Pimentel proclaimed 12th senator


MANILA, Philippines — The Senate Electoral Tribunal (SET) officially proclaimed Thursday Atty. Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III as the 12th winning senator in the 2007 elections, a week after the dramatic resignation of former Senator Juan Miguel Zubiri.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Rayver Cruz accidentally hit on the face during fight scene


MANILA, Philippines – Young actor Rayver Cruz met a minor accident recently, getting hit on the face by another talent while taping for “Reputasyon.”

Sunday, August 07, 2011

Sam Pinto and Alden Richards go on cruise date


"Windy! But it was nice," ang unang nasambit na reaksiyon ni Sam Pinto pagkatapos ng date nila ng baguhang aktor na si Alden Richards nitong Huwebes, August 4.

Dragon Warriors win 4th gold


MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Dragon Boat Federation team earned their 4th gold medal in the International Dragon Boat Federation World Championships in Tampa Bay, Florida.

TNT, Petron start title duel


MANILA, Philippines — Ato Agustin’s basic premise was right on the money: It is still a five-on-five game. Question is, who will the Petron Blaze coach be summoning from the bench after his starting lineup?

'Mr. Bean' Injured in Car Accident


Comedian Rowan Atkinson, best known to many as Mr. Bean, reportedly suffered a minor injury after his McLaren F1 car spun off a road and crashed into a tree and lamppost in Haddon, Cambridgeshire.

Cervical spondylosis


“Utinam populus Romanus unam cervicem habere!” (“Would that the Roman people had but one neck!”) in Suetonius’ Lives of the Caesars, Gaius Caligula, Sect. Caligula (AD 12-41), Roman Emperor

Friday, August 05, 2011

Manila batters win 2 games


MANILA, Philippines — Team Manila registered two shutout victories to jump start its title bid in the Big League Softball World Series Friday at Vanderberg Park in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

CHR wants cops' hazing probed


MANILA, Philippines — Commission on Human Rights (CHR) Chairwoman Loretta Ann Rosales has asked Interior and Local Government Secretary Jesse Robredo to launch an investigation and take steps to prevent police camps from turning into "breeding grounds of future torturers."

Thursday, August 04, 2011

Funding for rural healthcare: P1.6

MANILA, Philippines — The Aquino government is allocating P1.686 billion for the expansion of the Department of Health’s (DoH’s) “Doctors to the Barrio” program to improve healthcare services in depressed rural areas.

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Korean actor's driver's license suspended


MANILA, Philippines - Korean authorities has suspended the driving license of Korean actor and singer Kim Jung Hoon after the latter was caught driving under the influence of alcohol in Gangnam, Seoul in the morning of July 30.

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Fil-Irish Darren Criss is Daniel Radcliffe's replacement in Broadway show


MANILA, Philippines – Gaining success through “Glee” is one thing; succeeding “Harry Potter” star Daniel Radcliffe in an acclaimed musical is another.

Zubiri resigns


MANILA, Philippines — Saying he could no longer take what he described as “unfounded and baseless accusations” against him, Senator Juan Miguel Zubiri shocked the Senate by announcing his resignation during the plenary session Wednesday afternoon.

Monday, August 01, 2011

88 candidates for Miss Universe


MANILA, Philippines- Miss Philippines Shamcey Supsup will be among the 88 contestants who will compete in the 2011 Miss Universe beauty pageant to be held in Sao Paulo, Brazil on Sept. 12, 2011, as the most prestigious contest celebrates its 60th anniversary this year.